We set up a Mastodon account. Toot @ us here.
- Public Hours happening every Thursday from 7pm – (at least) 9pm in the space.
- Repair Cafe 3rd Saturday of the Month from 11am-3pm. Volunteers and broken things welcome!
- Monthly Member Meeting 2nd Saturday of the Month at 7pm, sometimes a potluck starting at 6pm. Drop a line about attending if you are interested in learning about joining the Lab.
- Our most frequently active public online space is our Discord Server.
Possible Additional Activities for the Spring
- Revival of the bike glow-up and ride (late April)
- Some folks are talking about a monthly textile night
Join Lab B every Thursday night at 7pm for FOSS (free + open source software) (or sometimes closed source but free) game nights. Meet up on our discord and we’ll go from there. If we’re planning on a specific game it will be listed on our events page
Next Old North End Repair Cafe is Saturday September 19th from 11am till 3pm! Come by with your stuff and we’ll see if we can get it fixed! If you’re interested in volunteering (or just being alerted when these are happening) please fill out our volunteer interest form.
See ya there!
The next Old North End Repair Cafe is this Saturday, August 15th from 11am-3pm. Come on down and volunteers will do our best to repair anything you can carry in! And if you’d like to help out, please fill out our volunteer interest form (free snacks for volunteers!). This is an outdoor, socially distant event and masks are required.
Also, going on concurrently will be Degrowth Fest which Repair Cafe will be a part of. We’ll have a poster illustrating the merits of repair 🙂
More info on our Repair Cafe page.
Hello everyone, here are the results for our first Repair Cafe last month. 70% success rate is pretty good! Especially for our first repair cafe. It looks like 29% bicycle but that’s actually sewing!
The next Old North End Repair Cafe is coming up THIS SATURDAY, July 18th! Come on down to 12-22 North st between 11am and 3pm (we can only accept new repairs until 2:15pm)
More info on our Repair Cafe page
Laboratory B will finally hold our first Repair Cafe this weekend on Saturday June 20th. Assuming the weather is clear (we will decide Thursday night whether to postpone) we’ll have tables socially distanced apart for volunteers to repair whatever people show up with! Whatever you can carry with you, electronics, bicycles, furniture, small appliances, etc, we’ll do our best to repair it for you. All for free!
If you’d like to volunteer please fill out our volunteer interest form.
- Saturday, June 20th
- 12-22 North st
The main Lab B Repair Cafe page is here
When Laboratory B got started we were excited about the possibility of other hacker/maker/community workshop spaces starting up and sustaining in Vermont. That’s why we created Vermont Hackerspaces Inc as non non-profit designed to help others do great things. The Foundry is a community workshop getting started in the Northeast Kingdom. Building on the grit, and hard work they are going to bring together a community of creators, tinkers, crafter, artist and entrepreneurs. This great community is going to build a great new space for creation and innovation!
On July 7th, Vermont Hackerspaces Inc, agreed to become the Foundry’s fiscal sponsor while they get started. The Foundry is looking to develop it’s own 501(c)3 but it’s a long when from getting going to handling your own books. Check out the website or Foundry’s facebook page and Foundry Info Pack for more info.
Nothing super awesome happen at Laboratory B last week, lot’s of little things did.
- We got a DreamHost account! We haven’t cut over to it yet but getting it is super cool!
- Aaron & Charlie completed this cool sign!
- Our hunt for a new space has started! And it’s already paying off
- We got a Keurig!
- We can now take donations online ——–> right over there!
Also we applied for a tech soup account so hopefully that will come through soon too!
As is keenly obvious Laboratory B is center of cutting edge fashion (j/k). Seriously though, we do spend a fair amount of time thinking about high tech fashion either in the wearable way or in a materials way. We are pretty excited by the rise of techninja fashion, which I quipped in just” a monochromatic Vermonter just back from hike!”
Though the pricing is outrageous (isn’t it always in the fashion world) it present some interesting looks (straight out of a William Gibson novel!)
It’s been an exciting last few weeks with plenty of cool addition to the Lab. One of these if your new full sized server cabinet! Friend of the Lab Pat new a guy who knew a guy. Working with Pat we picked it up and brougth it back to the lab. It a Dell model and it’s super awesome. We are currently in the process of cramming servers into it. Thanks Pat!